So after much deliberation Aric and I decided this years theme would be....
So now I'm sure you are wondering "what is yacht rock?" and "how is it a theme?"
Well here is the defintion:Yacht Rock: cheesy pop rock music from the 70’s and 80’s. Artists like Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny G, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Toto and a host of other similar bands and artists who performed this genre of music.
Here are the invitations...
These were out guests decked out in their yacht rock best...
First up, we have the Romneys and the Brunts. Seriously these guys always have the best costumes. I just can't compete!
Next up is the Nebekers and Sampsons...
Here we have the Yosts and the Hansens...
And last but certainly not least...the Jenkins...
This was their last First Friday. They moved the next weekend. We sent them off in grand style.
To get our guests in the mood I had made them a sweet CD full of the best soft rock I could get my hands on. Here is the play list...
ride like the wind – christopher cross
if you like pina coladas – rupert holmes
i keep forgettin’ – michael mcdonald
making love out of nothing at all – air supply
summer breeze – seals and croft
the things we do for love – 10cc
sarah smile – hall and oats
afternoon delight – starland vocal band
baby i'ma want you – bread
more than a feeling – boston
a horse with no name – America
babe – styxx
blinded by the light – manfred mann
lost in love – air supply
don’t stop believin’ – journey
rainy days and mondays – carpenters
still the one - orleans
We played some awesome games like "name that soft rock tune". The best round was when everyone had to hum...so funny!
Unfortunately we didn't get to play sing star because festivities didn't get into full swing until 9pm...Next year we are going to start an hour earlier so that we can truly party. And I am going to start the party planning in July because December does not allow adequate time to give First Friday planning the attention it deserves.
I was not so good at taking pictures this year. I did manage to get these of Cynthia and Ava in the kitchen when no one was looking...
I realize that some people may think these pictures are in bad taste...but if you are reading my blog then you should know by now that we are Mormon and we don't drink alcohol and that is just sparkling grape juice so you should be laughing instead of judging...
The only other picture I got was of these guys. Yes, we hang with some serious winners...
So we said good bye to the Jenkins, and soon the Yosts will be gone too. There will be a void left by our dear friends, but since we can only invite seven couples due to the size of my house this opens up two party slots....too bad I can't fly some of you people in for the festivities.
Now that First Friday 2010 has been properly documented I can cross it off of my to do list and go steam clean my nasty kitchen rug.